Gay Travel Costa Rica

 

An exciting experience for Gay Lesbian Travelers

in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica

COURTESY OF HOTEL VILLA ROCA

 

The vacation of your dreams is awaiting you in the beautiful and tropical country of Costa Rica, which has become one of the most popular gay destinations in the world. We offer a vacation package for gay and lesbian individuals, couples, or groups of friends, to enjoy a romantic and  adventurous stay in this gay-friendly tropical paradise. You will enjoy the peace and relaxation of a rainforest setting, the active nightlife of gay nightclubs and bars, and one of the best beach locations in Costa Rica, with the amenities and hospitality of the best hotels in every destination.

 

VISITING: SAN JOSE CITY, TORTUGUERO CANALS, ARENAL VOLCANO, MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST, AND MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH

Day by Day Itinerary:

 

MEAL Letter Codes:  ( B ) Breakfast  ( L ) Lunch  ( D ) Dinner

 

Day 1 - Welcome to Costa Rica -  Arrival at the San Jose International Airport where you will be met by our Tour Guide as you step off your plane. You will be taken to the Hotel Best Western Downtown where you will have the rest of day at your leisure to enjoy of the Hotel`s pool and other amenities.  A tour in the evening will take you out to experience the rich Gay Night Life that San Jose City has to offer. 

 

If you wish, it is possible to upgrade to a more luxurious hotel in Downtown San Jose for an additional cost.

Day 2 - tortuguero canals ( B, L, D )  After Breakfast, you will travel with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus, driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you will have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant rain forest vegetation. On the way we will stop for breakfast at a typical Costa Rican Restaurant. After breakfast the trip will continue to La Pavona harbor, passing banana plantations on the way.

At La Pavona, a covered boat will be waiting to take you to the Hotel
Ilan-Ilan Lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals, and arriving between 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the lodge, the staff will greet you with a refreshing cocktail, your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon’s activities. Included in the activities after lunch is a visit to the private reserve of the hotel, and a stop in the colorful town of Tortuguero.


You will return to the lodge around
6:00 p.m. and have free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner is served at the hotel`s restaurant from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the rest of the night will be at your leisure for relaxing and enjoy the surroundings.

Tortuguero Canals

La Avispa Gay Bar and Disco

 

in San Jose City

Cuadro de texto: DAY 3 - SAN JOSE CITY ( B, L ) After breakfast, we will begin the trip back to San Jose around 9:30 a.m. The boat arrives at La Pavona around 11:30 a.m. where our bus will be waiting for the drive back to San Jose.  There is a stop en route for lunch at a typical Costa Rican restaurant. You will arrive back at the Best Western Downtown around 5:00 p.m. and will have the rest of day at your leisure to relax and enjoy the Hotel facilities. Dinner is on your own. 

DAY 4 - Arenal Volcano ( B, L, D ) After breakfast, you will be transported by shuttle bus to the beautiful town of La Fortuna, where the impressive active Arenal Volcano is located. On the way, you will enjoy a “full adrenaline rafting trip” at the Class II, III and IV rapids on the Balsa or Pacuare Rivers. You will have professional raft guides; and all necessary equipment is provided.  A fresh fruit break; and a delicious lunch is included in this tour. All of your luggage is guaranteed to be safe. At 4 pm you will check in at Hotel Arenal Paraiso Resort in a comfortable standard room with two queen size beds, bathroom with hot water, a hair dryer, A/C, Cable TV, and wi-fi internet. The hotel also offers awesome views of the Volcano, acres of tropical gardens, and a fully equipped massage parlor and a spa. A Buffet dinner served in Hotel`s Restaurant is included in the package.

Sunset Sailing on Manuel Antonio Bay

 

DAY 5 - ARENAL VOLCANO ( B, D ) After breakfast, you join an exciting two and a half hour horseback riding tour along the slopes of the Arenal volcano, and afterward you will have the rest of day at your leisure to enjoy the warm and relaxing waters of the Hot Springs Complex. Or during this time you may make use of the other amenities of the hotel. A Buffet dinner served in the Hotel`s restaurant is included this evening. However, lunch is on your own.

 


DAY 6 - MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST ( B ) After Breakfast, you will be transported by van to Lake Arenal. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake and the Arenal volcano are here for your pleasure. After crossing the lake by boat, you will go by van to downtown Monteverde and check in at Hotel El Viandante which is just a 10 minute walk from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Hotel El Viandante is a clean and cheerful, and a bright and friendly place, where you will find the staff both helpful and pleasant. 

One of the unique on-site services that El Viandante offers its guests is Mountain Bike Rentals, Bike Tours and Guides for those with an adventuresome spirit.

 

In the afternoon a guided hike in the Monteverde cloud forest is included plus a ride on the Monteverde Aerial Tram where you can view exotic birds like the Quetzal, the Umbrella bird, and other lush flora and fauna. After tour, rest of the day is at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Quetzal bird on Monteverde Cloud Forest

Arenal Volcano

DAY 7 - MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH (B) After Breakfast, you will be transported by Shuttle to the world famous Manuel Antonio Beach, on the Costa Rican Central Pacific coast. Check in at Hotel California, or  Hotel Villa Roca with leisure time to enjoy the hotel's facilities.

 

Lunch and Dinner for this day are on your own at any of the many restaurants located a short walking distance from the hotel.

 

DAY 8 - MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH (B, D) After breakfast, you have free time for rest and relaxation at the hotel, or explore the beaches of Manuel Antonio.

 

In the afternoon, an exciting canopy tour is on the agenda.  For two hours you will travel through the trees viewing three types of monkeys, both two and three finger sloths, toucans, scarlet macaws and many other exotic species. Titi Canopy Tour operates one of the best Canopy Tours in Costa Rica offering spectacular views of the mountains and the valley of Quepos. There are 16 platforms on the tour with wires up to 450 meters long, a 45 foot high Rappel wall, 2 hanging bridges up to 15 meters high and 100 meters long and a Tarzan swing cable. The tour ends with dinner at the restaurant in the resort.

 

The more adventurous can choose a Night Canopy option, a unique experience under the black veil of night and magical sounds of the jungle.

 

In the evening you will have free time to enjoy the active gay nightlife of Manuel Antonio.

Cuadro de texto: DAY 9 - MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH (B, D) At 7:30 a.m., after breakfast, you will join a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. We will take you through nature trails to see the flora and fauna including monkeys, sloths and many species of birds in the impressive Rainforest. You will have leisure time to take a swim in the pristine waters or tan in the sun on the white sand beaches of the park.

At 1:30 p.m., after a lunch on your own, you will have fun on a Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Manuel Antonio Bay.  You may also do some snorkeling on the reefs if you like, and treat yourself to another gorgeous sunset in Manuel Antonio Bay. In the evening you will have leisure time to enjoy the hotel facilities, and/or have a night out on the town. The dinner for this day is on your own.

DAY 10 ( B ) After Breakfast, you will be transported by a shuttle bus to the San Jose or Liberia International Airport for your Return Flight.
Cuadro de texto: What's included: 9 nights of accommodations; specified meals; guided tour to the Gay Clubs or Disco in San Jose City; a guided visit to Tortuguero canals, rafting tour on Balsa or Toro or Pacuare River, a horseback riding tour on the slopes of the Arenal volcano; a guided walk on the Hanging bridges and an aerial tram ride in Monteverde; a Titi Canopy Tour, a guided visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park; and a sunset sailing tour on Manuel Antonio bay; all land and water transfers within Costa Rica; park entrance fees, professional bilingual tour Guide for all tours, all airport/ hotel transfers on scheduled arrival/departures dates only, and all the Costa Rica hotel and tourism taxes.
 
Not Included: International air fare to/from Costa Rica, Costa Rica departure taxes ($28 per person), entrance fees to the Gay bars and discos ($4 per person), travel insurance, meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary, gratuities or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
Price of Package: $1,207 / $1,125 / $1,065 per person

Contact us now and make your reservations for a romantic vacation that is awaiting you in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. We can also arrange a custom tailored trip and accommodations according to your specifications.  Just tell us what you are looking for.                  

Notes:

* Rates are based on Double, Triple or Quad Occupancy. Optional price including airfare upon request. 

* The Single Supplement applies to Single Travelers.

* Nights may be added to your trip.

* Some physical restrictions may apply to some tours. 

* Car Rental is available.

* Special rates for Gay friends Groups - ask us for details

* Ask about our Gay Scuba Diving and Deep Sea Fishing Charters in the best locations in Costa Rica.

* Ask also about our Gay packages in Amsterdam, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain and other exotic destinations.

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